Are there any other black metal bands that employ clean vocals?



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Posted by Axe Argonian, 05.11.2010 - 04:15
Recently, I've been getting into Primordial and Enslaved. Both are black metal bands, but both have something in common. They both employ clean vocals at various moments in songs (Actually, this applies to Enslaved to a greater extent; Primordial almost entirely abandoned black metal singing in Empire Falls.) I really love how a band like Enslaved balances out the darkness of black metal vocals with melodic, clean vocals. This balance not only adds variation to their music, but it also break past the traditional black metal sound. So, my question to everyone is this: Are there any other bands out there that utilize both black metal singing and clean singing?

Thanks, I would appreciate suggestions.
11.11.2011 - 16:46
CynicalJesus
Clean vocals at various moments: Try Vintersorg (more folk metal), Borknagar, Sorg Svart, Ghost Brigade, Lunatic Gods.
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11.11.2011 - 19:35
Troy Killjoy
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Written by CynicalJesus on 11.11.2011 at 16:46
Ghost Brigade

Black metal bands. Not just any metal bands.
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12.11.2011 - 02:48
Savopipo
Clean vocals are for wimps. If you see wimps .. kill them!
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12.11.2011 - 17:13
CynicalJesus
Written by Troy Killjoy on 11.11.2011 at 19:35

Written by CynicalJesus on 11.11.2011 at 16:46
Ghost Brigade

Black metal bands. Not just any metal bands.


Ah yes, your right, I got a little carried away there.
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15.11.2011 - 14:31
bluemobiusx
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How about Windir? Cosmocrator provides clean vocals on a lot of tracks on the 1184 and Likferd albums. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M0a5UqY7WY
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18.11.2011 - 00:05
VictoryPotShots
I would say Dråpsnatt. Swedish band, with harsh BM-vocal and clean folk-vocal. It's not exactly draped in clean vocals, but they make for a good break sometimes. And not to mention; the music itselves is absolutely great.
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18.11.2011 - 00:50
Oaken
Hipster
Woods Of Desolation and Fen are atmospheric black metal bands that utilize clean vocals in addition to harsh ones.
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22.11.2011 - 20:29
CynicalJesus
...Mirrorthrone (Blackened Death Metal).
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24.11.2011 - 05:48
DevouredByAbyss
Akercocke

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDBubA1JIeQ
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The Emperor
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28.11.2011 - 05:56
Troy Killjoy
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Fans of Agalloch should definitely check out Alda's :tahoma:. It's a great atmospheric folkcoustic black metal album with a raw production and a mix of clean and harsh vocals.
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28.11.2011 - 23:02
Unhallowed Mag
Check out REV 16:8, fucking brutal and clean as hell. They are working on a new album set to drop in 2012 with Magnus Andersson from Marduk.
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29.11.2011 - 06:14
NLthrasher
Mercyful Fate, they don't really apply to the modern standards of black metal anymore but most people consider them as first wave black metal...
make sure to check them out!
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27.03.2012 - 03:14
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
I was actually just listening to this song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYPeUz49T-M . Which has some cleans
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27.03.2012 - 03:39
Branzig
Black Metal with clean vox's....?

What's the point? I don't get it.
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27.03.2012 - 20:48
Mr. Doctor
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Written by Branzig on 27.03.2012 at 03:39

Black Metal with clean vox's....?

What's the point? I don't get it.


The point is that it's black metal... that has clean vocals too. HOLY SHIT.
Nah, but seriously... that's the best explanation I can give, you can google it though.
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28.03.2012 - 06:21
Branzig
Written by Mr. Doctor on 27.03.2012 at 20:48

you can google it though.


I googled it.

Turns out it's pointless and totally not Kvlt.

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28.03.2012 - 12:59
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Branzig on 28.03.2012 at 06:21

Turns out it's pointless and totally not Kvlt.


Ulver did it well in their first album which I find weird because I haven't heard of anyone complaining about that album which is also considered a classic yet people bitch about other bands with some clean vocals here and there. Needless to say I disagree with you.

Hopefully you aren't one of those who think it's not BM anymore because of it. I can't stress enough how stupid it is when I hear someone say that it's not BM simply because it features some clean vocals. Also, the word kvlt never meant anything besides "my dick is bigger than your dick" but BM version of it. So I suppose it was used ironically
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28.03.2012 - 15:38
Branzig
Written by Mr. Doctor on 28.03.2012 at 12:59

Ulver did it well in their first album which I find weird because I haven't heard of anyone complaining about that album which is also considered a classic yet people bitch about other bands with some clean vocals here and there. Needless to say I disagree with you.

Hopefully you aren't one of those who think it's not BM anymore because of it. I can't stress enough how stupid it is when I hear someone say that it's not BM simply because it features some clean vocals. Also, the word kvlt never meant anything besides "my dick is bigger than your dick" but BM version of it. So I suppose it was used ironically


I consider Ulver's work more as "chanting." I am cool with chanting in BM...I just never thought of the chanting parts as clean to be honest haha. And I don't mind BM that has SOME clean parts in it I suppose, I just prefer my brand to be all lo-fi and harsh. If there are clean vox's I would like it to be around a 20-80 or 10-90 split with clean to dirty respectively.

And I would hope that everyone knows that when I use the term "Kvlt" that it's usually a joke
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28.03.2012 - 15:47
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Branzig on 28.03.2012 at 15:38
I consider Ulver's work more as "chanting." I am cool with chanting in BM...I just never thought of the chanting parts as clean to be honest haha. And I don't mind BM that has SOME clean parts in it I suppose, I just prefer my brand to be all lo-fi and harsh. If there are clean vox's I would like it to be around a 20-80 or 10-90 split with clean to dirty respectively.

And I would hope that everyone knows that when I use the term "Kvlt" that it's usually a joke


I understand and I thought you would write something like that, you don't strike me as an elitist douche
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28.03.2012 - 15:49
Branzig
Written by Mr. Doctor on 28.03.2012 at 15:47

I understand and I thoguht you would write something like that, you don't strike me as an elitist douche


Good, because Elitist Douches really piss me off haha
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28.03.2012 - 15:54
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Branzig on 28.03.2012 at 15:38
I consider Ulver's work more as "chanting." I am cool with chanting in BM...I just never thought of the chanting parts as clean to be honest haha.


Why not? They are clean vocals... Chanting is just a type of singing. To me clean vocals is just that... the voices are clean how they sing is a completely different thing.
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28.03.2012 - 15:58
Branzig
Written by Mr. Doctor on 28.03.2012 at 15:54

Why not? They are clean vocals... Chanting is just a type of singing. To me clean vocals is just that... the voices are clean how they sing is a completely different thing.


I don't know why I don't haha...I guess because it just fits the music so well that I don't notice them being clean? If that makes any sense at all? Like the chanting and the harsher vox's go together so well.

It's like ninja singing, I never even noticed they were "clean" until you pointed it out to be honest haha.
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28.03.2012 - 15:58
Troy Killjoy
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A lot of pagan black metal bands employ clean chants... some do it well, others just make you feel awkward and embarrassed.
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03.04.2012 - 15:24
Ikuinen
Istapp..I think they do it pretty well http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUdfBoDUe7o&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PL15D848F92B1F0CA1
Also check out Ikuinen Kaamos...They are more a progrezzive black metal type of band... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyGTaJBaOZ8
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12.04.2012 - 16:46
Oaken
Hipster
Check out Nagelfar for some great viking-ish clean vocals and A Forest Of Stars for female vocals.
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16.04.2012 - 22:53
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Azahgal - Codex Antitheus
Behexen - My Soul for his Glory
Deathspell Omega - Sola Fide 2
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Written by Warman on 07.11.2007 at 22:39
Haha, that's like saying "compose your own Metal album and upload it here, instead of writing a review of an album". :lol:
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17.04.2012 - 00:02
Valentin B
Iconoclast
Out of the few black metal bands I listened to so far, Dimmu Borgir are the best at marrying harsh and normal vocals: Shagrath + ICS Vortex. The Serpentine Offering is one of the songs where this works the best.
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17.04.2012 - 21:44
theFIST
Written by Valentin B on 17.04.2012 at 00:02

Out of the few black metal bands I listened to so far, Dimmu Borgir are the best at marrying harsh and normal vocals: Shagrath + ICS Vortex. The Serpentine Offering is one of the songs where this works the best.

i think the threadstarter wants black metal songs, not songs by bands that used to play black metal a few albums before the mentioned song
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Written by Warman on 07.11.2007 at 22:39
Haha, that's like saying "compose your own Metal album and upload it here, instead of writing a review of an album". :lol:
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23.04.2012 - 19:48
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Written by Guest on 15.11.2011 at 14:31

How about Windir? Cosmocrator provides clean vocals on a lot of tracks on the 1184 and Likferd albums. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M0a5UqY7WY

Good taste dude. I find that clean vocalist so beautiful for epic, though I never know if he in any other metal bands

Others I remember: Dimmu Borgir, Emperor, Weeping Birth, Anaal Nathrakh...
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23.04.2012 - 20:08
Fritillaria
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DRAPSNATT :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5C0lZCtAsO4
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